Hey, I get it. You think Hallmark’s romantic movies are usually boring and not worth your time? Well, guess what? “Love Classified” may be an exception to that rule!
What’s the plot?
According to the official synopsis of “Love, Classified”, “romance novelist Emilia (Melora Hardin) is a whirlwind who blows back into the lives of her adult children, Taylor (Katherine McNamara) and Zach (Max Lloyd-Jones), under the pretense of a book signing arranged by her hometown’s local book shop. As Emilia tries to reconnect, Taylor and Zach explore new and past relationships through an app* that boasts old-fashioned human connection by way of the classified ad. Zach is given a chance to heal old wounds, while Taylor matches with Franki (Arienne Mandi, The L Word: Generation Q), a woman that changes the way she’s always thought about love.”
*The “Classifie” app is the main link that unites everyone in “Love, Classified”. Lynn Sternberger, who wrote the story, said she was inspired by Lex, the free text-centered social and dating app for LGBTQ+ people. The app featured in the film is a similar but not entirely accurate reflection of how Lex works. The characters use Classifie for everything from meeting new people to advertising their plant business.
What we love in “Love, Classified”
First, “Love, Classified” was written by a lesbian author, Lynn Sternberger (The Bold Type, Home Economics), so the story is well crafted. The romance between Taylor and Franki is really fun to follow. Their love story will hook you from the start. The two characters are likable and endearing.
Katherine McNamara and Arienne Mandi as Taylor and Franki
Then, the cast is a joy to watch. Melora Hardin is a perfect fit for the role of Emilia. Not only does she bring enthusiasm and energy into every scene, but also captures Emilia’s mischievous spirit perfectly with ease, making for an enjoyable watch all around.
And, the film was directed by a woman, Stacey N. Harding, who has worked on tv shows such as “Charmed”, “Timeless”, “Arrow”, and on films such as “Cut, Color, Murder” and “Christmas Sail”.
“Love, Classified” is an entertaining, feel-good romantic comedy that will leave you in a good mood. What’s not to love? “Love, Classified” is full of laughter and enjoyable moments that will appeal to fans of romantic comedies.
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Watch “Love, Classified” on Hallmark
“Love, Classified” will air on April 16th, 2022, at 8/7c on the Hallmark Channel.